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Fluffy Mint Dessert*

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This is a wonderful Christmas or summer dessert. Since it has to be made ahead of time. It's cool, minty flavor of this fluffy dessert is perfect for anytime.

Ingredients

1 pound cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (40 cookies), crushed
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 cartons (12 ounces each) frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 cups pastel miniature marshmallows
1-1/3 cup small pastel mints (5-1/2 ounces)

Instructions

Reserve 1/4 cup of crushed cookies for garnish. Combine the remaining cookies with butter; press into ungreased 9x13-inch baking dish. Fold together whipped topping, marshmallows and mints; pour over crust. Garnish with reserved cookies. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 days before serving. Yield 18-20 servings.

Phyllis Butterfield
Geneseo



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1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
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